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Appraisers (鑑定師, Kantei-shi) are folk who appraise antiques and murals whose value and name are unknown to amateurs. It is a common profession in the Suikoden series.


Appraisers with a high level of knowledge and experience are able to distinguish between masterpieces, inferior products, and counterfeit works. They have a keen eye for observation and discern the value of things.

Becoming an appraiser requires extensive knowledge and passion about works of art. For example, there are many appraisal items scattered within the appraiser class of the New Leaf Academy in Greenhill City. This is because students see and touch the actual items with their own eyes. This experience is the most sure-fire way to improve one's skills as an appraiser.

During the Gate Rune War, Jabba would put his observational eye to use for the Toran Liberation Army, judging the value of found items at Toran Castle. Lebrante, meanwhile, was the resident appraiser at New State Army Headquarters during the Dunan Unification War. Jabba worked in a private room, so he could concentrate in private. Meanwhile, Lebrante lined his store with expensive items to showcase his skills.

Having such a person on hand was vital for those who wished to make potch through the trading of antiques. If one avoided the use of an appraiser they could inadvertently end up selling valuable items at a steep discount.


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 67-8
  2. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.9 (ISBN 4-7753-0088-1), page 55
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 39, 140, 293
The Suikoden series
Main series SuikodenSuikoden IISuikoden IIISuikoden IVSuikoden V
Side stories Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2Suikoden Tactics
The Infinity Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Hoshikuzu no ShiroSuikoden TierkreisGenso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
Spin-offs and compilations Genso Suikoden Card StoriesGenso Suikoden I&IIPachislot Genso SuikodenSuikoden I&II HD Remaster
Suikoden series timeline
Locations City-State of JowstonGrasslandHighland KingdomHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireQueendom of FalenaScarlet Moon EmpireZexen Federation
Races Cave dwarfDragonDuckDwarfElfGriffinHumanKoboldNay-KoboldLizardMermaidVampireWinged Horde
Events Dunan Unification WarGate Rune WarIsland Liberation WarSun Rune WarWar of the Champions
True Runes Beast RuneCircle RuneDragon RuneEight Section RuneGate RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathRune of BeginningRune of ChangeRune of PunishmentSovereign RuneSun RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms 27 True Runes108 StarsAlchemyBlinking MirrorChinchirorinCreation MythElevatorHowling Voice GuildInfinityPotchRuneSindarSolar calendarTeleportWorld of Wings and Scales